Hundreds roll through Nova Scotia drive-thru flu shot clinic
News/Canada/Nova Scotia: Hundreds lined up in Bridgewater, N.S. this weekend for a new drive-thru flu clinic. The clinic, for those five-years-old and up, is a first for the area and is run by Nova Scotia Health, local family practices, and others.
Hand sanitizer can be harmful to children, but experts say benefits outweigh risks in COVID-19 fight
News/Canada/Toronto: The number of accidental poisonings involving hand sanitizer and children has sharply increased since the pandemic began when compared with previous years, according to the Ontario Poison Centre.
Why lockdowns alone won't save us from the pandemic
News/Health: Finding a balance between keeping society functioning, supporting devastated sectors of the economy and limiting the spread of the coronavirus is key to navigating the pandemic until a safe and effective vaccine is here.
2 coronavirus vaccine trials resume final-stage testing after pauses
News/Health: AstraZeneca has resumed the U.S. trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine after approval by regulators, and Johnson & Johnson is preparing to resume its trial on Monday or Tuesday, the companies said on Friday.
Using plasma to treat COVID-19 still in question after clinical trial results
News/Health: Using convalescent plasma from those who have recovered from COVID-19 to treat other patients failed to prevent deaths or worsening illness in one clinical trial, but Canadian researchers continue to study the treatment's potential.
U.S. at near-record level for coronavirus cases, several states with peak hospitalizations
News/World: The number of new COVID-19 cases reported in the United States Thursday was the second highest on record, coming in just short of their midsummer peak as the spread of the novel coronavirus accelerates in nearly every region of the country.
Trudeau announces plan to purchase 76 million doses of Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine
News/Politics: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced another contract to buy a promising COVID-19 vaccine now in development — part of a plan to secure millions of vaccine doses to inoculate Canadians from the novel coronavirus.
Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
News/Canada: Provinces are taking different approaches to rising COVID-19 numbers. Alberta is not considering new restrictions, while Manitoba has announced tighter measures for its northern region and British Columbia warns new rules could be coming for social gatherings.
She's 28, survived COVID-19, and is living in a long-term care home with 200+ violations
News/Canada/Toronto: Midland Gardens Community Care in Scarborough ranked third highest in the province for violation reports over a five-year span, according to a CBC Marketplace analysis. One of the home's youngest residents, a 28-year-old woman with a spinal cord injury, alleges her fellow residents have been neglected for years.
In Quebec, the battle against COVID-19 shifts to workplaces
News/Canada/Montreal: As the second COVID-19 wave ramped up in August and September, Quebec's provincial government targeted social gatherings as the main culprit. Six weeks later, it is turning its attentions to workplaces, which account for just under half the active outbreaks.
Ontario ordered enough flu shots for a third of the population
News/Canada/Ottawa: While public health officials across the province urge more people than ever to get a flu shot this year, the Ontario government ordered only enough doses of the influenza vaccine to cover about 35 per cent of the population.
EU shutting the door to Canadians is a wake-up call to ramp up our COVID-19 efforts
News/Business: While Canada is still faring better than many countries, it has lost its coveted image as a nation widely recognized as having flattened the COVID-19 curve after EU removes Canadians from its list of approved travellers.
85% of Ont. nursing homes break the law repeatedly with almost no consequences, data analysis shows
News/Marketplace: A data analysis of the most serious breaches of Ontario’s long-term care home safety legislation reveals that six in seven care homes are repeat offenders, and there are virtually no consequences for homes that break that law repeatedly.
Dr. Bonnie Henry says she may tighten rules on social gatherings, as B.C. records 274 new cases of COVID-19
News/Canada/British Columbia: B.C.'s provincial health officer warned Thursday she may introduce new measures to curb COVID-19 transmission at gatherings like weddings and funerals, as the province announced a record-high 274 new cases.
Alberta to pilot COVID-19 testing at border that could shorten quarantine time
News/Canada/Calgary: Travellers entering Canada by land or air through Alberta will soon have the option of being tested for COVID-19 at the border that could shorten quarantine times in a pilot project that's the first of its kind in Canada, Premier Jason Kenney announced Thursday.